Niagara Health is being recognized for having exceptional workplace diversity and inclusive programming as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2023.
Presented by independent evaluator MediaCorp. Canada Inc., Canada’s Best Diversity Employers honours national leaders in creating inclusive workplaces for women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
“People are the basis of everything we do at Niagara Health and delivering safe, quality care starts with educating and supporting our team members,” says Lynn Guerriero, President and CEO, Niagara Health. “We are so grateful to have an incredible team that recognizes the importance of a respectful and caring culture.”
Some important initiatives that have directly attributed to Niagara Health creating a more diverse environment include:
- Implementing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
- Accepting the federal government’s 50/30 Challenge
- Acknowledging 32 DEI related dates throughout the year
- Inclusive recruitment outreach and initiatives
- Organization-wide DEI training and education plan
- Activities related to Black History Month, Indigenous Inclusion Month, Pride Month and more
“We are incredibly fortunate to have 7,500 staff, physicians and volunteers who come from a variety of different backgrounds, cultures and beliefs,” says Fiona Peacefull, Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. “At Niagara Health, we are committed to building bridges by listening and learning so that all members of our team can reach their fullest potential.”
DEI continues to be a strategic priority at Niagara Health and we will continue to build a workplace that is diverse and inclusive – where everyone can feel safe and valued. Read more about Niagara Health’s Best Diversity Employers recognition.
If you are interested in joining our team and contributing to a culture of collaboration and inclusion, visit the Niagara Health website for more information.